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Thoughts Creeping In - A Tribute to My Fellow Hubbers

Updated on January 18, 2017
I was published in this book in 2003.  The poem was "Ode To My American Hero".
I was published in this book in 2003. The poem was "Ode To My American Hero". | Source
I was published in this book in 2002.  The book was published by the Library of Congress.  My poem is "If".
I was published in this book in 2002. The book was published by the Library of Congress. My poem is "If". | Source
I was published in this book in 2001, also by the Library of Congress.  My poem is "Reflection".  I'll share it with you in an additional hub.
I was published in this book in 2001, also by the Library of Congress. My poem is "Reflection". I'll share it with you in an additional hub. | Source
My first publication in a compilation coffee table book.  It was published in 1999, my poem "A Message To Mankind".  I'll post this one for you, also in a subsequent hub.
My first publication in a compilation coffee table book. It was published in 1999, my poem "A Message To Mankind". I'll post this one for you, also in a subsequent hub. | Source

I have since published some of my original poems

This poem has been inspired by all of you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Thoughts Creeping In – a Tribute to My Fellow Hubbers



Thoughts creeping in

Joining the Journey

To the center

Of my Mind.


Questions seeking answers

Weave through

Reflective Moments

Of Time.


The answers I seek

The questions I pose

Are intertwined

In the

Reach

For

My Dream.


As the strokes of my pen

Strive to meet

The Momentum

Of my Mind,


The Dream

Is much closer

Than

Once it seemed.


On this wonderful

Journey,

My self as my guide


The highway

To my dream

Is a fabulous ride!


The sights and the smells

The warmth

That is created;

The path to my Mind

Shall not be

Abated.


Heartfelt thanks

To all who have shared.


The Pride in my Heart

Is ever aware.


This poem is for you,

Each and every one.

Your support and your stories

Your private details,

Your selfless caring

Has fueled my Drive.


What you’ve given me

Will always be appreciated

As long as I’m alive.


For, the Friends I have

Found in the HB

Creative World

Are keeping the

Dream

Alive for this little girl!


Peace,

Bravewarrior


Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

All Rights Reserved



© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      It's good to see you back, Made!

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      Madeleine Salin 

      3 years ago from Finland

      Really nice poem. This is how I have felt about the HP community too. Now I haven't been writing here for a while and I realize how much I have missed you all.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      That's a new one on me, Lyns. Thanx for clearing it up for me!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Aw, thanx Debra. What an awesome comment!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you Mary. I also included the previously published poems in my own poetry book that was published in February 2013.

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      lyns 

      4 years ago from USA

      It's the date and time in shorthand, I use to write it all out but found numbers better, lol it says August 26, 2014 959am

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      Debra Allen 

      4 years ago from West By God

      That was cool and beautiful and awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Lovely poem to say thank you. Congrats on having your poems published, too. That is quite an accomplishment!

      Voted UP, etc.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you lyns. What is the significance of the number?

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      lyns 

      4 years ago from USA

      Love this poem, thanks for sharing, voted up /plus 826214959a lyns

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Rachael. It's been quite a while since I've taken a look at this poem. I'm glad you did! :-)

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      Rachael O'Halloran 

      4 years ago from United States

      The highway

      To my dream

      Is a fabulous ride!

      What a great vision this phrase gives the reader. Well, to me anyway. lol I love this poem, Shauna. And I liked seeing the copies of the books you were published in. Gives the rest of us some hope too.

      Keep up the great work!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Rajan, it definitely came from the heart! Thank you for bringing this old post back to life.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Glad you found it, Cris!

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      CrisSp 

      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      So, this is one of those good ones that I've missed. :)

      Lovely piece and very appreciative.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Thanx, Crafty. I keep the books in which I've been published, including my own poetry book on the entertainment center in my living room. Seeing them there every day gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

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      CraftytotheCore 

      5 years ago

      Beautifully written! Brave, I had no idea you've been published so often! That's incredible! Good for you! Keep up the awesome work!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Rolly, thanx for stopping by. I have so many more people I could add to this list since I first posted it. HP is full of wonderful writers and people, such as yourself!

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Shauna ... I so love and appreciate the way you have written words of loving and caring into your poem. I see gratitude and praise for the many who have come to know you... Thank you for the great words and please do keep writing...

      Hugs from Canada

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Yes, it is Minnetonka Twin! I love the comraderie at HP. Thanx for stopping by. It's nice to see you!

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      Linda Rogers 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww, this is such a lovely poem about your journey at HubPages. I really liked how you ended it..."keeping the dream alive for this little girl." What a touching ending. HubPages is a great community of creative and caring people.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Jaswinder and Dream On, either something's wrong with my email or HP. I've not been notified of your comments. I'm finding them the hard way! Thank you both so much for reading and feeling propelled to leave a comment!

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      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      I follow along in the journey and what a great trip it is.Thanx for sharing.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Robin, my brother's web address is www.danasview.com.

      I'm not sure it's still up. He was having a bit of a hard time and couldn't pay the renewal when it came due. I'm ashamed to say I haven't checked it in a while.

      Good luck and thank you for your awesome comment!

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      Robin Grosswirth 

      6 years ago from New York

      As the strokes of my pen

      Strive to meet

      The Momentum

      Of my Mind,

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Shauna, a beautiful piece. Really loved this verse a lot. We have a stream that flows from our minds and our pens, or today , our digital taps on the computer that lag behind. I usually feel this way too.

      As for the rest, the dedication is lovely. This is a wonderful forum--agreed. I have voted up and will share via Tweet and Facebook. Oh and I'd love to see your brother's artwork. Where is his site?

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      My, but you've been busy, Spy! I'm pleased to see you travelling thru my site. You put a smile in my heart, my friend!

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      sha! that was a lovely read! i love your pics too..wow!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Faith! Just my little way of saying thanx to all of you!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      So lovely, as you!!! Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts and great images. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, you have a friend for life! You have no idea how much you mean to me. Or maybe you do.....

      Peace,

      Sha

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha my friend, you are a beautiful person and we are all lucky to have you as a part of this community...and I am lucky to have you as a friend.

      You keep writing from the heart and I'll keep following you. Is it a deal?

      Peace and love today and all days.

      bill

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much! And many thanks to being my first comment!

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      jaswinder64 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada.

      All pictures are amazing and poem is beautiful.

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